Drone footage of the grandeur masterpiece shows £345million quarry hotel inching towards completion after 11 years.
*. Work continues to build the InterContinental Shimao hotel located in Songjiang district of Shanghai, East China
*. The Complex has been designed by British-based firm Atkins and will have 370 guest rooms and over 19 floors
*. Two floors will be underwater and boasts of a glass-walled aquarium with guest rooms for the Chinese elite
*. Due to open in 2018, the structure will blend in with the landscape thanks to an eco-friendly, tree-lined roof.
It has been work in progress since 2006. Finally, it seems the InterContinental Shimao hotel in Shanghai, China, is inching towards the first major stage of completion as new footage reveals.
Filmed by Asia’s Pear Video, the most up-to-date scenes show the resort’s exterior taking shape just six months ahead of the £345million resort’s reported opening in May 2018.
After years of hard work from a team of over 5,000 construction staff, the epic project is seen beginning to resemble the artist’s original impression of the building, which was first unveiled in 2006.
Once completely shrouded with scaffolding and green safety netting, this is gradually being stripped away to showcase the balconies which will overlook an artificial lake.
Meanwhile, the floors that are set to be submerged underneath, the imported water is also visible.
The resort will have several restaurants, Guest rooms, Swimming pool, Sports centre, Banquet halls and Conference facilities.
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